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Resources for Processing City Conducted Annexations

In Santa Clara County, a city annexation or reorganization (i.e., annexation to a city and detachment from one or more special districts) proposed within a city’s urban service area may qualify for a “city-conducted” process, pursuant to Government Code §56757. Such proposals are not heard by LAFCO, but by the City Council of the appropriate city. The city proceedings for such proposals must be conducted in accordance with the provisions in the Cortese Knox Hertzberg Act. LAFCO staff periodically conducts workshops for city staff involved in processing annexations. The following materials were provided at the April 8, 2014 workshop: